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Margaret Saito Interview

Date: December 17, 2009
Location: Sacramento, California
Videographer: Richard Potashin
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-84
01:47:12
18 segments
Nisei female. Born March 14, 1933, in El Centro, California. Grew up in California where parents were farmers. During World War II, removed with family to the Pomona Assembly Center, California, and Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, lived for a short time in Spokane, Washington, before moving to Sacramento with family and finishing school.
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Parents' family backgrounds Segment 1 of 18 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Parents move to different locations for farming Segment 2 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Speaking English as a child, celebrating the New Year's holiday Segment 3 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Memories of childhood: attending a segregated school, description of parents Segment 4 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Attending church Segment 5 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Mother's sewing hobby Segment 6 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 7 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Living conditions at the Pomona Assembly Center Segment 8 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Memories of Heart Mountain, attending school Segment 9 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Parents' divorce in camp Segment 10 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Recreational activities in camp Segment 11 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Involvement with Girl Scouts in camp Segment 12 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Remembering a drowning in camp Segment 13 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Leaving camp and moving to Spokane, Washington Segment 14 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Moving to Sacramento and meeting stepfather's family Segment 15 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Meeting future husband Segment 16 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Segment 17 of 18 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Sacramento, California Description of photographs Segment 18 of 18 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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